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Ironwood calls for bids for water treatment plant

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission authorized the calling for bids for a new water treatment plant after an update on the project from the engineering company that designed the plant at their regula...

 

Wakefield seeks part-time librarian, library board members

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Library board is seeking a part-time librarian as well as to fill two vacant board positions. The board announced its board member vacancies last week, and expects to post the...

 

Billy Joel tribute band coming to HIT

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — Fans of Billy Joel will have the next best thing to seeing the songwriter in person with the 52nd Street band playing his music in a concert...

 

Ontonagon County Animal shelter works on going green

ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon County Animal Protection shelter is going green. During the fall spruce-up event held at the facility in October, the idea to recycle materials which were then going into the shelter’s dumpster was discussed, according...

 

Snowshoe walks explore local trails

By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] If it's Wednesday, there's a snowshoe outing awaiting outdoor enthusiasts in the region, thanks to organizers of the Superior Snowshoe Walks. The weekly...

 

Mercer discusses business park ordinance changes

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] MERCER, Wis. — The town of Mercer’s planning commission updated the board of supervisors on their changes to the business park ordinances and covenants at their regular meeting on Thursday. Planning...

 

Ironwood chamber honors Burton EMS as Business of the Year

By LARRY HOLCOMBE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce honored Burton Electronics Manufacturing System as the 2021 Business of the Year on Wednesday as chamber offi...

 

Iron County eyes broadband funding

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors held a hearing on Tuesday to prepare for applying for funds through the bipartisan deal for broadband infrastructure that was passed in Congress in early Nov...

 

W-M moves forward with windows

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield-Marenisco school board proceeded Monday with plans to install new windows across the school. At last month’s meeting, the board heard a bid from Nasi Construction with a price tag...

 

Iron County students join board of supervisors

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — Five high school students from Hurley School District were sworn into the Iron County Board of Supervisors as student representatives at the board’s meeting on Tuesday. The students were...

 

Ironwood to continue with in-person classes

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — In the Ironwood Area Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday, Superintendent Travis Powell said the latest update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department shows that the number...

 

W-M drops masking requirement

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield-Marenisco School Board discussed the continuation of COVID-19 masking policies at its monthly meeting on Monday evening. The topic of masking has been an ongoing conversation during...

 

Omicron variant identified in western U.P.

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HANCOCK — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department reported Saturday that the omicron variant of COVID-19 was identified in its five-county coverage area. According to a release from the WUPHD, the...

 

Laessig to receive sick, vacation pay

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD — Joel Laessig, who recently resigned as director of the Wakefield Public Library, will receive his sick and vacation pay. The library board held a special meeting on Thursday to determine if it...

 

Western UP sees nearly 1,500 new COVID cases

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HOUGHTON — Just two weeks into the new year, there have already been 1,456 new COVID-19 cases in Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties in 2022, according to the Western Upper...

 

Wakefield closes city offices

WAKEFIELD — Wakefield is looking to shut down city hall starting next week, according to city manager Robert Brown. “We’re going to go back to a closure, probably until the peak is done,” Brown told the library board on Thursday. “The healt...

 

Gogebic County board discusses employee benefits

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] BESSEMER — A request from the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office prompted a discussion on the county’s employee benefits for other groups at the board of commissioner’s regular meeting on Wednesday. G...

 

GCC looking to find special projects coordinator

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College is seeking to find someone to temporarily assist with upper level administrative projects while officials look to fill...

 

Wakefield seeks to place stricter regulations on pets

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD — After months of back and forth conversation, the Wakefield Planning Commission voted to advance an ordinance putting stricter regulations on dogs and other pets in the city, but not limiting...

 

Montreal clears streets of snow

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] MONTREAL, Wis. — The public works department of the city of Montreal is working hard to clear its streets after heavy snowfall last week, Public Works Foreman Mark Haegar told the common council at its...

 

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